Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Are you using your UVO system to its full potential?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
A photo of the touchscreen used in the 2021 Kia Telluride.

How do I set up Kia UVO Link? 

Kia has been leading the way in automotive technology for a long time. In fact, the automaker has been including its UVO infotainment system in its vehicles since 2011 or so. For the current model year, Kia has expanded its UVO technology to most of the lineup. If you have recently picked up a new Kia vehicle, you might be wondering, ‘How do I set up Kia UVO Link?’ A couple of Team Gunther Kia product experts got together to go through the setup guide. Our team used the 2021 Kia Telluride as a basis for this guide. However, for the most part, this information will apply to almost any Kia vehicle built in the last couple of years. Let’s take a closer look at this technology.  (more…)

Get a headstart on learning about new Kia vehicle technology

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
A photo of the driver's cockpit in a 2021 Kia vehicle.

New Kia Feature How-To Videos 

The Kia class of 2021 vehicles are arriving every day at the Team Gunther Kia showroom. Kia sedans and crossover SUVs have made a strong case for being among the most technologically advanced vehicles in their respective segments, at their respective price points. Our manufacturing partner has introduced several new systems that will change the way drivers and passengers interact with platforms that are equipped with this new technology. In order to help people orient themselves to this new world, our team of product experts hapicked out a couple new Kia feature how-to videos. These will take a closer look at the new Driver Attention Warning system and the available Head-up Display. If you would like to learn more about what is available with the 2021 Kia lineup, make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today.  (more…)

Kia adds new capabilities to new vehicles while eliminating clutter

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
A photo of the touchscreen used in the 2021 Kia Sorento.

How do I wirelessly connect to Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ in a Kia vehicle? 

The ability to connect a compatible smartphone to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications has been a game-changer in terms of connectivity. However, the first generation of this technology required people to plug their phones into the infotainment system. Thankfully, the state of the art has continued to improve, and for several 2021 models, those messy and prone-to-become-tangled wires are no longer needed. So, if you’re wondering, ‘How do I wirelessly connect to Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ in a Kia vehicle,’ the product experts from Team Gunther Kia are here to help. Our team gets this question with increasing frequency and came up with this easy-to-understand guide. Let’s take a look at what they came up with.  (more…)

Check out some new features coming to a new Kia vehicle near you

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
A photo of the dashboard in the 2021 Kia Telluride

How do Kia driver-assistance systems work?

The last few model years have been very exciting for Kia and its customers. Not only has the automaker raised its profile by introducing a couple of very interesting crossover SUVs, including the Kia Telluride. However, it’s the suite of Kia technology to make the everyday trials and tribulations of driving a little less stressful. So, how do Kia driver-assistance systems work? This is a fairly common question heard in the Team Gunther Kia showroom. Our team of product experts found a few videos that will help explain some of the ins and outs of this technology. For our purposes today, our team chose videos for Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Following Assist and Forward/Reverse Parking Distance Warning. If you would like to learn even more about these systems in greater detail, make an appointment with one of our product experts today. (more…)

Kia introduces next-generation safety technology

Monday, October 12th, 2020
A photo of the 2021 Kia Seltos on the road.

What is Kia Drive Wise? 

Automakers like Kia have just about perfected the science of protecting vehicle passengers in the event of a crash. However, as technology has progressed, thinking has changed. Now, the best way to protect people in an accident by avoiding the collision altogether. So, what is Kia Drive Wise? It’s the working name of what the automaker actually calls Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). The suite of Kia safety systems can be found in a variety of combinations, depending on which model a customer chooses to take home from the Team Gunther Kia showroom. There are about a dozen different systems that comprise ADAS. Our team picked out three that are found on the most Kia vehicles, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Keeping Assist-Line/Lane Departure Warning. Let’s take a look at how these systems can keep you safe.  (more…)

Minivans continue to offer tons of space and advanced features, take a look today

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
A left profile photo of the 2020 Kia Sedona parked by a building.

What does the 2020 Kia Sedona look like? 

The lineup of new Kia vehicles available at Team Gunther Kia contains just about every model the automaker has to offer. The vehicle that our team of product experts would like to point out today is one of the manufacturer’s most versatile. So, what does the 2020 Kia Sedona look like? At first blush, it might seem like a sedate minivan. However, Kia has built the 2020 Sedona to offer plenty of interior space and some of the most advanced technology available in the segment. Some of the available features include a rear-seat entertainment system with an on-board DVD player. Take a look at these photos to get a better idea of what it has to offer. Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Kia Sedona today by calling, 877-885-7998.  (more…)

Your phones, tablets and remotes also need to be cleaned

Monday, March 30th, 2020
A stock photo of a person holding a bucket full of cleaning supplies.

How do I sanitize my electronics? 

Keeping everything around us as clean as possible is one of the most important things we can do to keep COVID-19 at bay. Cleaning and sterilizing your house or vehicle is pretty straightforward as both use many of the same products. But, have you found all the high-touch items that might need some attention during this crisis? If you’re wondering, ‘How do I sanitize my electronics,’ a group of Team Gunther Kia product experts did a little research to find this information for customers. Obviously, using hot soapy water isn’t going to work for devices like remote controls and smartphones. These are very important to everyone and if they were to get ruined, times like these would make getting a replacement difficult. Let’s take a look at how you can protect your family by properly cleaning these items.  (more…)

Kia safety systems help bolster an already impressive awards season

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride in motion on the road.

How good is the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System? 

Just about every automaker in the world is pouring a lot of resources into developing next-generation, cutting-edge safety systems. Kia, as always, on the forefront of this work. If you’ve been shopping around for a new vehicle and you’ve placed a high premium on crash avoidance, you might also be wondering, ‘How good is the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System?’ Our friends at Autoblog published an article on Jan. 30 announcing that the active driver-assistance system has won its 2020 Technology of the Year Award. The team of evaluators took a deep dive into the intricacies of the increasingly popular feature to see which automaker has got it right this year. Buyers will be able to find this version of the Blind Spot monitoring system on the 2020 Kia Telluride, which has had its own monumental success.  (more…)

Kia already teasing concept versions of its newest crossover SUV

Monday, December 9th, 2019
A side-by-side photo of the two new 2021 Kia Seltos X-Line concept vehicles.

2021 Kia Seltos X-Line Concept Vehicles

Toward the end of November, as we were getting ready for Thanksgiving, Kia took center stage at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show to offer up a brief glance at its newest member of its crossover SUV family, the Seltos. Before the echo faded on that announcement, the automaker also took the time to unveil a pair of 2021 Kia Seltos X-Line concept vehicles. The X-Line moniker certainly evokes mental imagery of something pretty special from the manufacturer. It’s important to mention that the Seltos X-Line Trail Attack and the Seltos X-Line Urban Concept are just that, concept vehicles. We don’t know when or if the features teased by these models will be available, but they will certainly give us a better look at what the new Kia crossover SUV platform can do. (more…)

Kia offers an early look at its newest entry-level crossover SUV platform

Monday, November 25th, 2019
A front left quarter photo used by the 2021 Kia Seltos on the road.

What is the 2021 Kia Seltos?

Crossover SUVs rank among the most popular platforms sold by any automaker operating in the United States. Kia is offering its customers something new at the entry-level end of its roster with the all-new Seltos compact crossover SUV. So, what is the 2021 Kia Seltos? It is a two-row, five-passenger crossover SUV that can offer more than 60 cubic-feet of maximum cargo volume as well as the latest Kia connectivity technology. When the new vehicle arrives at the Team Gunther Kia showroom early next year, it will be available with one of two engine options as well as give customers the choice of front- or all-wheel-drive. In addition to a smartphone-compatible infotainment system, the 2021 Seltos also makes a single USB charging port available to rear passengers in the EX and SX trims. Take a look at these photos as we wait for more information to be published. (more…)